Are you dating the right person

This works well for a young child and a parent, but in adult friendships, dating relationships, and marriages, it fails if one partner is not seen as worthy of respect. Dominating relationships are very immature, and lead to stunted emotional growth in both people.

These relationships may be comfortable, but are more often miserable and extremely limiting.

A relationship is first and foremost about emotional connection.

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After 20 years in the profession of helping people, I have come to understand something: we cause much of our pain by the people we choose.

In every kind of clinical issue that psychologists deal with, relationships are a big part of the picture in some way.

In friendships, it can be the pressure to not make mistakes or let them down.

In parent-child relationships, it can be to be the ideal “trophy” child, making a parent happy by living up to unrealistic expectations.

Do they become unreasonable when you refuse to do something?

Can they allow you to be separate from them and have your space?

Consider these questions: A lot of people can relate to these feelings.

Their relationships leave them lacking in some way, leaving them to wonder why they end up in the situations they do.

They wonder what they are doing wrong, why they “deserve” to be treated in such a way, and if it can ever be any different.

The truth is that poor relational choices are self-inflicted, but can be changed with a little work.

Many people can relate on a superficial and social level.

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